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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 01-11-2012
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INDEX Stone Creek........2 Fairfield Village..3 Ocala Palms........7 Quail Meadow......9 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 42 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY11, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Rev. SnyderPage 5 12 Wednesday, January 11, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Coupons good at all Ocala locations. $ 4 49 000A6YQ Limit 2 Exp. 1/20/12 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING 1 SIDE 3-Piece WING SNACK WITH BISCUIT $ 3 49 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 1/20/12 $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp. 1/20/12 Limit 2 Exp. 1/20/12 $ 4 49 New 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun. 12-8 000A94J Monday Pizza Special 18 Cheese $7.95 Daily Specials 11am-3pm Sr. Specials 3-5pm ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT Prime Rib & 2 Sides $ 14 00 SATURDAY 2 FOR $22.00 Lobster & 2 Sides FRIDAY $ 11 95 1 LB. $ 16 95 1 1 2 LB. Pizza Pasta Steak Subs Salads Wings All-Day Weekend Features F r i d a y F i s h F r y 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Friday Fish Fry 11 am to Close Choose from our farm raised catfish, cut thin and tossed in a blend of cornmeal and seasonings. Or try our traditional Cod Fillets, hand dipped in our own special batter and fried to a golden brown. Served with Steak Fries and Cole Slaw. S a t u r d a y C h i c k e n n R i c e 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Saturday Chicken n Rice 11 am to Close Made from scratch. Our chicken tenderloin simmered in a hearty chicken gravy and served atop a bed of seasoned rice along with two vegetables. S u n d a y H o m e s t y l e C h i c k e n 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Sunday Homestyle Chicken 11 am to Close Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables. 000A8IN D a i l y D i n n e r F e a t u r e s Daily Dinner Features Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetables Tuesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetables Wednesday Broccoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetables Thursday Turkey n Dressing with choice of two additional vegetables E v e r y D a y Every Day T h e r e s S o m e t h i n g D i f f e r e n t Theres Something Different T o L o o k F o r w a r d T o To Look Forward To. 711186WEST MARIONMESSENGER 000A68I Fairfield Village residents rocked to the song Celebration. More photos, Page 3. Welcoming in the new year The Meadowettes of Quail Meadow: from the left, Maryann McGill, Lil Carie, Marion Gartman, Theresa Yoders. More photos on Page 9. Marilyn Monroe paid a visit to Stone Creeks event. Additional photo on Page 2. Laws that ban texting while driving and improve traffic safety for children top AAAs legislative agenda in Florida for 2012. As the state legislature deals with another year of severe budget challenges, safety improvements are a low or no cost way legislators can make the Sunshine State a better place to live, work and play. Laws that reduce crashes, injuries and deaths can help reduce governments medical and emergency response costs which translate to taxpayer savings. AAA urges Floridians to get involved by contacting their state legislators and asking them to take action on these issues during the 2012 legislative session, said Kevin Bakewell, AAA chief public affairs officer, The Auto Club Group. AAA continues to work with legislators and other safety advocates to draft and pass legislation in 2012 that will make our roads safer. AAAs legislative priorities in Florida include: Booster seat laws: Florida is one of only three states that lack a booster seat requirement for children. Booster seats are proven to improve safety for young passengers. Current Florida law requires child restraint devices for children through the age of five, but for ages four through five, a safety belt may be used in lieu of a booster seat. The booster seat bill is sponsored by Sen. Thad Altman (R-Melbourne) and Reps. Steinberg (D-Miami Beach) and Frishe (R-Belleair Bluffs). The Senate bill (SB196) has already passed two of its three committees. The House bill (HB 151) has more than 50 cosponsors to date, but has yet to be heard in a committee. Texting while driving bans: In 2009, AAA seeks new laws for safety PHOTO BY JIM CLARKHonoring vets Dave Bice poses before the ceremony last Saturday in which the names of all veterans who died in the last quarter of 2011 were read. Bice rang the memorial bell after each name. More photos, Page 12 Please see AAA Page 3 Read the classifieds Honoring Marion Countys deceased veterans On the first Saturday of each quarter, in what has been called the longest continuous event remembering veterans, the names of all Marion County veterans who died in the previous three months is read at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocala. The solemn reading took place last weekend. It features the reading of the names, the ringing of a bell after each name, and a 21-gun salute at the conclusion. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKSubmarine veterans salute as the ceremony begins. At left, the Civil Air Patrol presented the colors. At the right, Andre Adams gave a continuous drum roll during the reading of the names. Memorial symbols on the grass at Veterans Park. Bob Romiti played Assembly and Taps.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 11, 2012 11 2 Wednesday, January 11, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 0 0 0 A 7 N 7 Be at least 18 years of age. Possess a valid drivers license. Possess proof of liability insurance. Routes are 7 days a week, early morning hours. OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS Email: mgaouette@chronicleonline.com or bring resume to: 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River There are immediate opportunities for independent contractors to manage and grow single copy newspaper routes in Citrus and Marion Counties Medical ICCD CoordinatorThe Centers is seeking a Coordinator for the Lighthouse in Inverness. The ICCD program is based on the clubhouse model of psychosocial rehabilitation that serves adults in our community who have mental illness. More details at www.iccd.or g Duties include program management, network with public agencies & community groups, capacity to work in a setting that insists upon the inclusion of members & staff in program development & implementation. Masters degree in Human Services or related field, and exp with the mentally ill adult population reqd, Co paid Training at ICCD sponsored base reqd. Submit Salary Req. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Therapist The Centers is seeking Licensed or Masters Level Therapist for positions in Citrus County. Must have a min 1 yr exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy in outpatient setting. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc. (352)291-5580 jobs@the centers.us For more informationvisit www.thecenters .us Medical Residential SA Educator The Centers is seeking an Educator to provide educational services to adolescents in our 24/7 residential substance abuse treatment facility in Lecanto. Teach lesson plans according to each countys requirements, i.e., math, social studies, science, English, etc. Assist individuals with special and specific needs, interactions and goals. MA or BA Degree in field of Edu or Human Services, with a Middle School or High School level State of FL teaching certification reqd (two or more certs desired). Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580 jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Medical Residential SA T ech Pool The Centersis seeking Residential Substance Abuse Techs -Pool (as needed) for our Citrus County Adolescent Residential program in Lecanto, FL. Duties focus on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse, a 12-Step recovery process, assisting the professional staff in the assurance of quality client care & transporting clients. Exp with troubled adolescents reqd. Must be available for shift work & weekends. Background screenings reqd. Pool is $9.25 -$9.75 hr plus 10% shift diff for 2nd/3rd shifts. DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Somebody else wants it! Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403Got something special you no longer use? Professional Youth Care WorkerCypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center a residential program for maximum risk males committed to the Dept. of Juvenile Justice is recruiting for Youth Care Workers Must be over 21 years of age, have High School Diploma and be able to pass a Level 2 back ground screening Must be able to com plete self-defense and physical intervention training. Ability to tolerate verbal and mental abuse while maintaining a professional demeanor. Ability to perform appropriate crisis intervention, including physically breaking up fights. Pick up an application at 2855 W Woodland Ridge Dr. Lecanto, Florida, 34461 Drug Free Workplace / EEO Financial MORTGAGE ELIMINATIONNo up front Fees Completed in 4 wks bdebtfr eenow.com 352-422-7887 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Wanted to Buy GUNS WANTEDCollector will Pay fair prices for your Unwanted Fire Arms(352) 873-7587 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Inverness Homes FOR SALE OR LEASE 2/2/1 enclosed porch, Central Heat and Air All Kitchen Appliances $95.K (352) 742-2770 Inverness Homes Have it all! Inverness Highlands, S.Carol Terrace. Huge 1 Family. Major updates youll enjoy only in a new home. Owner down sized, will negotiate. In natures paradise this 4 bedroom 3 bath on 2.8 acres fits a family with children who love to play explorer. Own deep well (no water bills!), plus new whole-house water treatment system, 16x34 in-ground screened pool with fountain and lights. New 2-zone energy efficient heat/cool; new full attic R-30 insulation; new attic solar fan; new ducts/vents; updated bathrooms, 2 new AirMaster air cleaning units to remove dust, pollen, mold spores. Majestic trees. Extra long concrete driveway. Watch the deer play from the lanai or living room window. Newer (2002) Timberline roof, ridge vents, 7 solar tubs thru out the house. Two hot water heaters. Wired for generator. Completely chain link fenced. Corral your horses, park your boat or RV. ON property 7 palm trees value $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $209,900. (Price below Estimate Zillow.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Homosassa Homes Riverhaven Village, Homosassa, FL GREAT LOCATION, GREAT HOUSE, GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD! 2147 sf, 3/2 + lr/dr comb, den, sunroom, inside laundry, all appliances. blt. by Rusaw in 1989, well maintained, upgrades, move in ready. Asking $160,000 all offers considered. Realtors 3% See visual tour: www.visualtour.com/sho w.asp?t=2656780&prt=10 003&sk=13 Frank or Helen Harris, 352-628-1434 email: hharris3 @tampabay.rr.com Sumter County Land 10 ACRES FOR SALE -SANTERRA RANCHES -SUMTER COUNTY Beautiful 10 acre vacant property in deed restricted neighborhood of Santerra Ranches in Sumterville, Sumter County for Sale -Mature Oak trees and open pasture make a perfect atmosphere for your future home and barn..start living the Florida country lifestyle asking $110,000 Call George (954) 383-7109 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Recreation Vehicles Infinity 99 M/Homeby 4 Winds, 35 Triton V-10 gas, 44K mis. front rear a/c, Onan Gen. back up camera, leveling jacks, TV, fully equipped incl tow bars & hitch + brks buddy, assisted for tow vech. all manuals for coach & appls. NON Smoker incls hoses, sewer & electric hook-ups, 7 new NEW Goodyear tires, See at Oak Bend Village Route 40 W. Dunnellon call for tour (352) 465-6335 Was $22,500 Now $19,750 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! KarElli Travel & Events 352 476-3400 See Website for more options http://karellitravel.com 000A94G ST 37798 Iceland Cruise Iceland Cruise 8/22-9/5 From $3,206 pp/do (cruise only) Egypt River Cruise 2012 Egypt River Cruise 2012 9 Days From $2,606 pp/do (cruise only) Australia/New Zealand Australia/New Zealand Cruise 2013 Cruise 2013 From $1,199 pp/do (cruise only) Whats on your B UCKET LIST ? 000A7E9 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Thank You for your business, we strive to make our customers satisfied.Sale on all Trojan Batteries 6-V Power Trans only $ 479 6-V T605 only $ 529 8-V T875 only $ 619 12-V T1275 only $ 629 Back Seat only $ 449 H OME OF THE G REAT D EALS 2012 Club Car We Buy Golf Carts! Free Pick-up within 10 miles Starting at $ 4,995 COME TAKE A DRIVE! John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000A6WT 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 A 8 O T 000A9GL 000A94L CANADIAN MEDS Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Boniva 3 pills $69.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs Stone Creek A red carpet, appearances by Marilyn and Clark Gable and posters of some of the most recent and favorite movies of all times was the background for the 2012 New Years Eve party at Stone Creek. The Reunion Center was transformed into Hollywood! This mass undertaking started back in the summer when the Social Committee decided on the Hollywood theme for the party. They wanted it to be their premier event and I can attest that it was. The Social Committee has been busy planning events for the residents without a Lifestyle Director and this core group of residents has done a remarkable job making sure that there have been events for the residents. According to Debbie Beitel, Most of our members were involved in planning, decorating and implementing Hooray for Hollywood. It was a team effort. A team effort it was indeed with Debbie Gray who researched list of top movies; created flyers and tickets and each of the 21 tables had a different movie theme with the history of that movie. She also printed Trivia sheets Do you know who said, The stuff that dreams are made of? For the movie the Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was paid $25 a week while Tot received $125 a week. That was one of the interesting facts Debbie researched. Karen Snelson and Anne Wilton did most of the research and shopping online and in stores for decorations, balloons, posters, etc. The ballroom had the most amazing balloons of champagne bottles and other balloons. Karen Stein and Ray Matko obtained posters from local theaters. The room was filled with new and old posters of movies. It was a walk down memory lane of movies. Marge and Rick Casey shopped. They picked up rental equipment the red carpet, strobe lights, and more posters. While Debbie Beitel, Donna Jones, Jan Whalen and Lenora Staub were there to help. Debbie wants to thank the many spouses Jim Stein, Logan Gray, Eddie Snelson, Larry Beitel, Dennis Staub who made the evening a success. They booked the band One Flite Up after using them for our Cooks for the Cure event in July. Mojo Grill did a great job catering last New Years Eve, so we decided to use them again. The menu included meatballs, spinach dip, bruschetta, crab au gratin crustini, drummettes, desserts, coffee and water. Right before midnight, committee members delivered a large bottle of champagne to each table to usher in the New Year. Our Community DirecHooray for Hollywood! tor, Chris Johnson, was the emcee for the night. An event like this does not just happen. According to Debbie each member put in over five hours a week for the event. This does not include all the other time that was spent planning, shopping and making phone calls to line up the band and caterer. The Social Committee does an outstanding job and they are always looking for others to help out. As the saying goes, Many hands make light work. Social Committee, thank you for all your hard work! Patricia Gizzi Social Committee members, Karen Snelson, Debbie Beitel, Deb Gray and Marge Casey on the Red Carpet. Saturday, Jan. 28 Camellia show scheduled The Ocala Camellia Society will present its annual camellia show on Saturday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Ocala. Admission to the camellia show is free, and there is plenty of free parking. The Annual Ocala Camellia Society Camellia Show features award-winning blooms from across the southeastern United States. On Jan. 28, you are invited to enter blooms from 7 to 10 a.m. Judging will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 or 1 p.m. The public is invited to view the show from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Camellia plants will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, or until supply runs out. For more information, please call 352-595-3365 or visit www.americancamellias.org and look for the Ocala Camellia Society web page. Rally for Life scheduled Rally for Life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 2 p.m. in front of Ocala City Hall, 151 S.E. Osceola Ave. Parking is available all around the building and in government parking lots. In the past this rally was held on the Square, but this year has been moved to City Hall. Keynote Speakers will be Sisters of Life from New York, on the "The Dignity of the Human Person" and "Building a Culture of Life."

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3 10 Wednesday, January 11, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 A 2 2 D PAINTING A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC Mike Semich 40 Years Experience Interior and Exterior Painting Free Pressure Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Free Furniture Moving Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insured (352) 895-6047 000A82F CLEANING SERVICES L E T U S L E T U S LET US S H O W Y O U S H O W Y O U SHOW YOU H O W H O W HOW I T S D O N E I T S D O N E ITS DONE C L E A N I N G C L E A N I N G CLEANING T h a t i s T h a t i s That is 10 Years experience References Available 352-301-6214 000A7BI AIRPORT SERVICE Door to Door Airport Service Seaports too Orlando, Tampa $75 Port Canaveral $125 Companion $25 (352) 641-0651 00098Y6 IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Winter Special Will waive service call with repairs. Offering freeze protection for your irrigation system and backflow preventor. Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Call for details! 0009T6F PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial 000A7GH Residential & Restaurant Appliances 352-286-7887 Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Ovens Refrigerators Water Heaters Disposals Freezers APPLIANCE SERVICES GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 000A7TJ 4 6 5 4 6 2 9 4 6 5 4 6 2 9 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! 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B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 000A2LM VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 000A1AH AAA launched a national campaign to pass laws that ban text messaging while driving in all 50 states. There are now 35 states with laws that prohibit drivers of all ages from texting while driving. Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice) and Rep. Ray Pilon (RSarasota) have filed legislation to ban texting while driving in Florida. The Senate bill (SB416) has passed the Transportation committee and will be up in the Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities committee next week. The House bill (HB 299) has not been heard in a committee. Protect the State Transportation Trust Fund: AAA opposes any use of dollars in the State Transportation Trust Fund (STTF) for purposes other than transportation. The STTF is funded primarily from state fuel taxes and is designed to pay for safety improvements to current roads and bridges; build additional roads, bridges and highways in order to relieve congestion; and to improve ports, airports and other transportation infrastructure to improve travel safety and help Florida grow and prosper. Floridians looking for an easy way to identify and communicate with their legislators can visit www.AAA.com/GetInvolved. AAA continued from Page 1 More from Quail Meadows party A performance by line dancers. The Meadowettes (another photo can be seen on Page 1). Fairfield Village Celebrating New Years Eve at Fairfield Village Shelia Cohen and her daughter Debbie Dulong who came in from South Florida to visit are thrilled to be celebrating New Years Eve together. Debbie fought a major battle with cancer this year and won the battle with her mom by her side all the way. Phil Geissal (who had major health issues that he overcame in 2011) is wished a very Happy New Year by friends, (L) Shelia Cohen and (R) Loretta Zang. All three are looking forward to a great 2012. MC for the evening at the Fairfield New Years celebration, Bart Rich is given a loving hug by wife Judy. Linda Ford readies the basket for the drawing of the nights door prize. Good friends, from the left, Ray Sluss, Chuck Belcher, Dan Ford, and Ed Kulesa acquiesced to their wives and wore their TUX TEES for the nights partying at Fairfield Village. New neighbor (only 3 weeks) Kathi Waldman, shows the lovely gift basket that she and her husband, Mike, won at the Fairfield Village New Years Eve Party. Saturday, Jan. 21 C irc l e S q uare H ea l th W e ll ness Ex po The 10th annual Health & Wellness Expo will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Circle Square Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see what Ocala has to offer in the field of health care and learn the latest in medical advances. This is a free event. This years Expo is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and will feature various services offered by the hospital, including information on heart health, diabetes, stroke, nutrition and more. Representatives from area healthcare related agencies will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions regarding your health. Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations throughout the day. Participate in the ZUMBA Fitness Jam on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; a donation of $5 per person will go towards the March of Dimes. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Scandina v ian Cl u b o f M arion C ount y The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the ballroom at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave., in Ocala. The menu will be apple stuffed pork loin with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad and desert. The entertainment by Honeys School of Dance. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 17. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Saturday, Jan. 28 M oose G o lf Tourna m ent Teams are being organized for a golf tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28, to raise money for the Moose Lodge and its charitable endeavors. A shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Prizes and awards for all participants followed by a chicken feast. This event is for members, friends and qualified signed up guests. For pricing and more information call Joe Edel at 352-237-1485. Happenings More Happenings on Page 11

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Wednesday, Jan. 11 Public bingo at the Moose Each Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m., bingo is played with opportunities to win big! Try your luck while supporting the Lodge and its charity endeavors. Everyone is welcome, with a variety of lunch selections. Located at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200.Thursday, Jan. 12 Lunch kicks off NARFE meeting The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch. Friday, Jan. 13 Day of Caring deadline extended The deadline to sign up for United Way of Marion Countys 19th annual Day of Caring has been extended to Friday, Jan. 13. Day of Caring, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community non-profit organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. Deadline for volunteer teams and agency project applications must be returned to the United Way by Friday, Jan. 13. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-7329696 or tbanner@uwmc.org. Life Line Screening Christ's Church of Marion County presents Life Line Screening, trusted by hospitals Nationwide, on Friday, Jan. 13. "We Can Help You Avoid A Stroke". Five screenings are available Stroke/Carotid Artery, Heart Rhythm, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Arterial Disease and Osteoporosis Risk Assessment. All five screenings are only $149. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Please call: 1-800-324-1851. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. off State Road 200, Ocala, phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Saturday, Jan. 14 Bubblettes perform at Friends annual meetingThe annual meeting of the Friends of Freedom Public Library is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the meeting room on Saturday, Jan. 14. The membership will vote on a new slate of officers and revisions to the By-Laws. Following the meeting, the Friends present a variety show by The Bubblettes. This group performs regularly for several clubs at On Top of the World and elsewhere in Ocala. Some of the singers have performed in European churches, cruise ships and other places. Youre certain to enjoy this talented group. Show starts about 1:30 in the meeting room. Methodist men to serve breakfastTo all the Tired Reindeers out there, the Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-youeat breakfast on Saturday Jan. 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The event is at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala look for the signs. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Monday, Jan. 16 Legion post to meet The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. Thursday, Jan. 19 Air Force group to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Airport Administration Building 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala FL 34474. Joe Lacey will present his power point on Lockheed L-1011. Everyone is welcome. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, January 11, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. 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If you have never attended one of our potluck dinners, you dont know what you have missed. We have excellent chefs here in our neighborhood. Come join us on Monday at 6 p.m.; bring a covered dish to share, and your place settings. The New Years Eve party was great! A group of 50 of our residents and friends gathered at the Clubhouse to celebrate the beginning of 2012. As in the past years, John Stone was the DJ for the evening. He provided an assortment of music which caused some to line dance and others to just do ballroom style dancing. The food was fabulous: wings and pizza from The Big Apple Eatery, chips and dips, and an assortment of cookies and other desserts. All leftover pizzas and wings were taken to Brothers Keeper. How about the Meadowettes? Most of us didnt know we had such talent living among us. Maryann McGill, Lil Carie, Marion Gartman, and Theresa Yoders made their musical debut as the Meadowettes. Their colorful hair was a big hit. Maybe Quail Meadow had good crowd to celebrate New Years Eve Carolyn Slocumb Paul Haupt, Tony Barberis, Elaine Barberis and Bettie Haupt celebrate New Years Eve. More photos on Page 10. they will entertain us again at another clubhouse gathering. Along with all the eating, visiting, and dancing, there were several winners of door prizes as well as the 50/50 drawing; Jeannie Kane was the big winner. It was great to have several of our new residents join us for the evening. It was a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with our new neighbors. I dont think you could have gone anywhere for such a great evening for only one dollar. If you missed the party, plan now to be at the next gathering. The second Wednesday of each month the Bunco players meet at the clubhouse at 6 p.m. For those of us who do not know about this game, let me give you a little history: Bunco was originally -Dice cloth according to the World Bunco Association, a dice game in 18th-century England. It was imported to San Francisco as a gambling activity in 1855, where it gave its name to gambling parlors, or Bunco parlors. After the Civil War the game became a popular parlor game. During the 1920s and Prohibition, Bunco became popular as a gambling game, often associated with a speakeasy. Law-enforcement groups that raided these parlors came to be known as Bunco squads. Bunco as a family game saw a rebirth in popularity in the 1980s. As it is played today, Bunco is a social dice game involving 100 percent luck and no skill. The object of the game is to accumulate points and to roll certain combinations. For more information, come to the Clubhouse on Wednesday, the 11th. Final reminder to all ladies of QM: today is the last day to make reservations for the January ladies luncheon which is Friday at the Braised Onion. Part of the crowd at the New Years Eve celebration. Marlene Cigrand meeting the Scott Family, new residents from Indiana. More Happenings on Page 10

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 11, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, January 11, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000A8QX 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. 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But youll have to paw the ground a little longer, until a surprise complication is worked out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Rival factions are pressuring you to take a stand favoring one side or the other. But this isnt the time to play judge. Bow out as gracefully as possible, without committing yourself to any position. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Reassure a longtime, trusted confidante that you appreciate his or her words of advice. But at this time, you need to act on what you perceive to be your own sense of self-interest. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You need to let your warm Leonine heart fire up that new relationship if you hope to see it move from the just friends level to one that will be as romantic as you could hope for. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Theres still time to repair a misunderstanding with an honest explanation and a heartfelt apology. The sooner you do, the sooner you can get on with other matters. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Expect a temporary setback as you progress toward your goal. Use this time to re-examine your plans and see where you might need to make some significant changes. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Some missteps are revealed as the cause of current problems in a personal or professional partnership. Make the necessary adjustments and then move on. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Jupiters influence helps you work through a pesky problem, allowing your naturally jovial attitude to re-emerge stronger than ever. Enjoy your success. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Set aside your usual reluctance to change, and consider reassessing your financial situation so that you can build on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Some recently acquired information helps open up a dark part of the past. Resolve to put what youve learned to good use. Travel plans continue to be favored. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Act on your own keen instincts. Your strong Piscean backbone will support you as someone attempts to pressure you into a decision youre not ready to make. BORN THIS WEEK: You embody a love for traditional values combined with an appreciation of whats new and challenging. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure F orgive me if I have said this before, but, Happy New Year. It may be the epitome of redundancy but I have given this greeting for 60 years and I mean it as sincerely this year as I have all the years preceding. The first few years of my life, I had no teeth and so all I could say was Googoo, daa-daa. It meant the same thing. This year I have all of my teeth but I am not certain how many more years. The way we start life is the way we usually end life, with no teeth and drooling all the time with a silly grin on our face. Why is it so cute to have a toothless drool at three months but rather disgusting when you are 93 years old? We all start life wearing diapers and if we live long enough we will end our life wearing the same apparatus. I guess it all depends upon what we do between the two events. I suppose I could be guilty of not learning as much as I could at my age, but one thing I have learned and that is the good things in life are always repeated. Sure, there are some things that we do once in a lifetime and cherish their memories, but the good things in life are those things we continually repeat. I would wager that in this New Year there would be relatively few, if any, new things. The past year was supposed to carry with it a lot of brand-new things. Most things were those repeated ad nauseam for many years. This year is an election year. Of course, the purpose of this year is to elect a new president. Every four years we elect a new president and I have participated in many presidential elections. At least, I went to the voting booth and voted. In all those years of electing a new president it has usually worked out that the new president was remarkably quite like the old president. Some political pundits make a great deal between a Republican and a Democrat. It may be my age, but it seems to me that most Democrats are Republicans in disguise and most Republicans are Democrats in disguise. If I was backed up against a wall with a firing squad in front of me and asked to tell the difference between a Democrat and a Republican, the only thing I could come up with would be the spelling. A Republican when elected will always act like a Democrat and a Democrat when elected will usually act like a Republican. Then they wonder why the voting public is confused. As far as I am concerned, a rattlesnake wearing a rabbit outfit does not change its nature. It still has poisonous fangs looking for some human flesh. What has not changed is the fact that a politician running for office will say anything to get elected and then once elected will develop an acute sense of amnesia, which is not that cute. Whenever I hear politicians say that when they are elected they are going to change things I know I am either listening to a fool or someone who is trying to fool me. Hundreds of politicians have run on the platform of changing Washington, D.C. Well, how has that been working? The coming presidential election will be the same as every other one in the history of the United States. In spite of that, there are a few things I am glad will not change. The things that are really important in life are those things that do not change. For instance, I am glad the sun comes up every morning. Even though every day is a new day, the same sun starts the day with its rising. The beautiful thing about this is that we can only live one day at a time. I cannot remember how much time I have spent worrying about something in the future and when that day came, I worried in vain. I am so glad that the rising of the sun is not in the hands of some political committee somewhere. Wherever two or three politicians are gathered together, there is gridlock. If a political committee were responsible for the rising of the sun, it would never rise. The only thing a political committee can do when it comes to the phenomenon of rising is in the area of taxes and their salaries. As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow so will our taxes and so will the salaries of the politicians. Would be great the politicians salary was tied to the economy? If the economy was up, the politicians would get a raise. If the economy went down, the politicians would take a cut in salary. I am not sure how to do that, but if it ever became law in our country, the economy of our country would be on the rise for generations to come. Another redundancy that I am delighted to participate in and that is the mercies of God. It is of the LORDS mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness (Lamentations 3: 22-23 KJV). Although repeated daily, Gods mercies are never redundant. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com Here we go again: the art of redundancy James Snyder Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc. has planned a For The Love of Animals Gala Its a fundraising event featuring The Johnny Mello Show and Adult Magic Demonstrations by Magic Mark, Beasley, a high-energy interactive magician. The show will be held Saturday night, Feb. 11, from 7 to 10 p. m. in the Silver Springs Shores Community Center, located at 590 Silver Road, Silver Springs Shores. The Gala will begin with 20 minutes of Adult Magic Demonstrations and continue with Doo Wop, Rock-nRoll and Country Music selections from the best of bygone eras. Its a fast paced round robin sing off of six local singers who will perform 1950s and 1960s style music. Featured performers include: Johnny Mello, Sultry Lady, Doo Wop Momma, David Max Baldwin, Jimbo Killingsworth, Dennis Trimmer and Magic Mark There will be a 50/50 Cash Drawing, Multi Prize Raffles and over 30 instant Door Prize winners. Food will be available but is extra. This is also a BYOB event. The Gala will benefit Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc., the Silver Springs Shores Community Center, Feisty Acres Cat Rescue and Zen Doggie Rescue. Advance tickets can be obtained from Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc. ($10 each or two tickets for $15). Ticket holders are asked to bring a bag of dry dog or cat food as a donation for local rescue groups. For further information, advanced tickets or directions, call John Marinelli at 352-687-1776 or visit www.haveaheart.us. Animals gala fundraiser scheduled for Feb. 11 CERT training set A new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Feb.16, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training which is available either as an afternoon, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. class or as an evening, 6:30 to 9 p.m. class. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-812-0853.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 11, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, January 11, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends Can you remember your good teachers? Class sizes a fiscal burden D espite implementation costs estimated as high as $27 billion, 52 percent of Florida voters approved a hotly debated constitutional amendment in 2002 to cap class sizes at 18 students for grades K-3, 22 students for grades 4-8 and 25 students for grades 9-12. Concerned about the fiscal burden of implementing the class-size amendment, Gov. Jeb Bush led an unsuccessful effort to repeal it in 2004. In 2010, the Legislatures proposed constitutional amendment asking Florida voters to change the maximum class sizes to schoolwide average class sizes failed to collect the minimum 60 percent approval. Given the states recurring revenue shortfalls and implementation costs that already exceed $20 billion, the Legislature passed a bill in April 2011 changing the definition of core curricula for grades 4-12, which reduces the number of classes subject to class-size limits from 849 to 288. The approved legislation also allows school districts to exceed the limits by up to three students in K-3 and five students in grades 4-12. Notwithstanding the Legislatures measures to ease the fiscal pain of implementing class-size requirements, more than half of Floridas school districts were found to be out of compliance. As a consequence, 35 districts could collectively face fines as high as $66 million. With all of the states school districts strapped for cash after years of declining revenue, the monetary penalties for non-compliance in the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars each of the 35 school districts are facing could prove counterproductive. By and large, it is these very districts that have historically struggled the most with class size. To penalize them monetarily at a time when costs are outstripping available revenue appears to be a self-defeating punishment that detracts from, rather than supports, class size requirements. Accordingly, as school officials statewide labor to attain a requirement made much more difficult by an increasingly austere revenue environment, the states use of a fiscal stick may prove to do more harm than good. Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest collumn Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, kaboom!By Jim Flynn S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER T he Florida House and Senate will be very busy this winter, spring and summer, during their 60-day legislative session. We Googled to see what the Legislature will be up to and up against in 2012. Assuming the count is accurate, there are 693 bills in the legislative basket. We assume all bills are important, very important, critical, or matters of life and death to some citizen, organization, local government, or campaign contributor. Among this sessions considerations are sewage treatment and disposal systems, high school diploma options, profiting from jury service, traffic control signals, gambling devices, motor vehicle plates, submerged land sovereignty, public protests, and banning any activity which includes the word oil. Some more compelling legislative considerations include public school funding, recall of constitutional officers, and term limits (our favorite topic). Like every other red, white, and blueblooded citizen, we have an issue we believe should be high on legislative agendas nationwide use of electronic devices while pretending to drive a motor vehicle with due diligence. Our concern comes from a lifelong defensive driving observation that other drivers are out to get us. We call it protective paranoia. According to a news report there are a few suggestions about texting being touted around Tallahassee, but there is no proposed legislation so far. We think all cell-phone use while driving is hazardous to all humans and animals, and should be prohibited. News reports about texting collisions are rising. A recent disaster in St. James, Missouri, was a pileup which took two lives, injured dozens, and left two school buses and a pickup truck in a crumpled heap. The text was about going to a county fair. Not many years ago, it was ordinary practice to pull over and drop a quarter into a roadside telephone to call home or work. While technology is wonderful, cellphones have turned many otherwise sensible people into reckless drivers who refuse get off the road when distracted. In legal talk its called obvious risk so plain it would be recognized by a person of ordinary intelligence. Eleven states prohibit talking on handheld cell-phones while driving. Thirtyfive ban all use of cell-phones by novice drivers. Thirty-six states ban texting while driving. All three are examples of tepid gradualism. Drivers addicted to chattering while in motion are quick to suggest no one will obey a law which bans all use of cellphones. Theyre folks who would rather die and take others with them than recognize the obvious dangers, like drivers who still refuse to use seat belts after 28 years of laws and safety experience. With characteristic reluctance, legislators will continue to treat cell-phone driving as a go-slow issue until a sufficient number of pileups and fatalities make total prohibition politically safe. In the meantime, gradualism aint leadership, and it could be fatal. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Jim Clark Editor T here was a song about school back in the 1950s from a singer named Chuck Berry. A couple of lines from the songs included The teacher is teaching the golden rule, and Gee, but the teacher dont know how mean she looks. I never thought about teachers looking mean, but I always appreciated the work they did, and now I have one in my family. Over the years, government has taken over more and more, providing regulations that hamper the teaching profession. When you write a column 52 weeks a year, and you add an editorial for many of those weeks, you have to have various sources for material. For this week, in addition to a news release about teacher demonstrations, I got the idea from a priest on television, of all places, giving a sermon on EWTN, the Catholic network. I didnt record the message, but I think I can come pretty close. How many of you can name the last five Super Bowl winners in order, without error? How many can name the last five World Series winners in order, without error? How many can name the last five presidential election losers, in order, without error? How many can name the winners of the last five New Hampshire primaries, in order, without error? All these things seem so important at the time, but they go to the back of a persons mind rather quickly. But heres another question: How many of you can name five teachers throughout your educational years that had an effect on your life? That question seems to be a lot easier for many people. For me, the top of my list includes Vic Liggio, a teacher at Bergen Catholic High School, who taught a class called Problems of American Democracy in my senior year. He gave us an assignment to write about something going on in Congress, and I forgot until the last minute. I wrote a summary from my head in about 10 minutes, but a few others got to read theirs before me and they were boring. When I read mine, Mr. Liggio grabbed my paper, wrote a big A on it, and said, Well, its about time somebody said something. I figured if I could write something that good in 10 minutes, maybe I should make it a career. It worked. Then there was kindergarten teacher Mrs. McLaughlin, first-grade teacher Sister Richard Marie, second-grade teacher Sister Marie Edina, all of whom helped shape my early years. Finally, there was high school basketball coach John Mazziotta, for whom I was student manager and sat next to him on the bench for a few years. He taught me how to coach and handle young people, and I made a great hobby of coaching youth sports over the years. How about you? Im sure you can remember some teachers you admired a lot easier than who won the last few Super Bowls or World Series. What brought all this about was that news item about demonstrations backing teachers all across the nation. Here in Marion County, the release reached us too late to get in last weeks papers, and by the time you read this it will be over. I join in backing teachers in their effort to acquire better pay and benefits, and I think a lot of them just want to be able to teach, something they were taught very well how to do, free of government interference. We should all be in favor of that.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Ocala Palms residents said good-bye to 2011 and hello to 2012 Seven couples from Ocala Palms enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Braised Onion on Dec. 31, 2011, in celebration of the New Year 2012 Steve and Patty Sheffer Bill and Linny Hudig Joe and Barbara Dedics John and Pat DeJesus Patrick and Patricia Hamill Ron and Linda Holm Tom and Rene Hopkins

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 11, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, January 11, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends Can you remember your good teachers? Class sizes a fiscal burden D espite implementation costs estimated as high as $27 billion, 52 percent of Florida voters approved a hotly debated constitutional amendment in 2002 to cap class sizes at 18 students for grades K-3, 22 students for grades 4-8 and 25 students for grades 9-12. Concerned about the fiscal burden of implementing the class-size amendment, Gov. Jeb Bush led an unsuccessful effort to repeal it in 2004. In 2010, the Legislatures proposed constitutional amendment asking Florida voters to change the maximum class sizes to schoolwide average class sizes failed to collect the minimum 60 percent approval. Given the states recurring revenue shortfalls and implementation costs that already exceed $20 billion, the Legislature passed a bill in April 2011 changing the definition of core curricula for grades 4-12, which reduces the number of classes subject to class-size limits from 849 to 288. The approved legislation also allows school districts to exceed the limits by up to three students in K-3 and five students in grades 4-12. Notwithstanding the Legislatures measures to ease the fiscal pain of implementing class-size requirements, more than half of Floridas school districts were found to be out of compliance. As a consequence, 35 districts could collectively face fines as high as $66 million. With all of the states school districts strapped for cash after years of declining revenue, the monetary penalties for non-compliance in the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars each of the 35 school districts are facing could prove counterproductive. By and large, it is these very districts that have historically struggled the most with class size. To penalize them monetarily at a time when costs are outstripping available revenue appears to be a self-defeating punishment that detracts from, rather than supports, class size requirements. Accordingly, as school officials statewide labor to attain a requirement made much more difficult by an increasingly austere revenue environment, the states use of a fiscal stick may prove to do more harm than good. Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest collumn Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, kaboom!By Jim Flynn S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER T he Florida House and Senate will be very busy this winter, spring and summer, during their 60-day legislative session. We Googled to see what the Legislature will be up to and up against in 2012. Assuming the count is accurate, there are 693 bills in the legislative basket. We assume all bills are important, very important, critical, or matters of life and death to some citizen, organization, local government, or campaign contributor. Among this sessions considerations are sewage treatment and disposal systems, high school diploma options, profiting from jury service, traffic control signals, gambling devices, motor vehicle plates, submerged land sovereignty, public protests, and banning any activity which includes the word oil. Some more compelling legislative considerations include public school funding, recall of constitutional officers, and term limits (our favorite topic). Like every other red, white, and blueblooded citizen, we have an issue we believe should be high on legislative agendas nationwide use of electronic devices while pretending to drive a motor vehicle with due diligence. Our concern comes from a lifelong defensive driving observation that other drivers are out to get us. We call it protective paranoia. According to a news report there are a few suggestions about texting being touted around Tallahassee, but there is no proposed legislation so far. We think all cell-phone use while driving is hazardous to all humans and animals, and should be prohibited. News reports about texting collisions are rising. A recent disaster in St. James, Missouri, was a pileup which took two lives, injured dozens, and left two school buses and a pickup truck in a crumpled heap. The text was about going to a county fair. Not many years ago, it was ordinary practice to pull over and drop a quarter into a roadside telephone to call home or work. While technology is wonderful, cellphones have turned many otherwise sensible people into reckless drivers who refuse get off the road when distracted. In legal talk its called obvious risk so plain it would be recognized by a person of ordinary intelligence. Eleven states prohibit talking on handheld cell-phones while driving. Thirtyfive ban all use of cell-phones by novice drivers. Thirty-six states ban texting while driving. All three are examples of tepid gradualism. Drivers addicted to chattering while in motion are quick to suggest no one will obey a law which bans all use of cellphones. Theyre folks who would rather die and take others with them than recognize the obvious dangers, like drivers who still refuse to use seat belts after 28 years of laws and safety experience. With characteristic reluctance, legislators will continue to treat cell-phone driving as a go-slow issue until a sufficient number of pileups and fatalities make total prohibition politically safe. In the meantime, gradualism aint leadership, and it could be fatal. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Jim Clark Editor T here was a song about school back in the 1950s from a singer named Chuck Berry. A couple of lines from the songs included The teacher is teaching the golden rule, and Gee, but the teacher dont know how mean she looks. I never thought about teachers looking mean, but I always appreciated the work they did, and now I have one in my family. Over the years, government has taken over more and more, providing regulations that hamper the teaching profession. When you write a column 52 weeks a year, and you add an editorial for many of those weeks, you have to have various sources for material. For this week, in addition to a news release about teacher demonstrations, I got the idea from a priest on television, of all places, giving a sermon on EWTN, the Catholic network. I didnt record the message, but I think I can come pretty close. How many of you can name the last five Super Bowl winners in order, without error? How many can name the last five World Series winners in order, without error? How many can name the last five presidential election losers, in order, without error? How many can name the winners of the last five New Hampshire primaries, in order, without error? All these things seem so important at the time, but they go to the back of a persons mind rather quickly. But heres another question: How many of you can name five teachers throughout your educational years that had an effect on your life? That question seems to be a lot easier for many people. For me, the top of my list includes Vic Liggio, a teacher at Bergen Catholic High School, who taught a class called Problems of American Democracy in my senior year. He gave us an assignment to write about something going on in Congress, and I forgot until the last minute. I wrote a summary from my head in about 10 minutes, but a few others got to read theirs before me and they were boring. When I read mine, Mr. Liggio grabbed my paper, wrote a big A on it, and said, Well, its about time somebody said something. I figured if I could write something that good in 10 minutes, maybe I should make it a career. It worked. Then there was kindergarten teacher Mrs. McLaughlin, first-grade teacher Sister Richard Marie, second-grade teacher Sister Marie Edina, all of whom helped shape my early years. Finally, there was high school basketball coach John Mazziotta, for whom I was student manager and sat next to him on the bench for a few years. He taught me how to coach and handle young people, and I made a great hobby of coaching youth sports over the years. How about you? Im sure you can remember some teachers you admired a lot easier than who won the last few Super Bowls or World Series. What brought all this about was that news item about demonstrations backing teachers all across the nation. Here in Marion County, the release reached us too late to get in last weeks papers, and by the time you read this it will be over. I join in backing teachers in their effort to acquire better pay and benefits, and I think a lot of them just want to be able to teach, something they were taught very well how to do, free of government interference. We should all be in favor of that.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Ocala Palms residents said good-bye to 2011 and hello to 2012 Seven couples from Ocala Palms enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Braised Onion on Dec. 31, 2011, in celebration of the New Year 2012 Steve and Patty Sheffer Bill and Linny Hudig Joe and Barbara Dedics John and Pat DeJesus Patrick and Patricia Hamill Ron and Linda Holm Tom and Rene Hopkins

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But youll have to paw the ground a little longer, until a surprise complication is worked out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Rival factions are pressuring you to take a stand favoring one side or the other. But this isnt the time to play judge. Bow out as gracefully as possible, without committing yourself to any position. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Reassure a longtime, trusted confidante that you appreciate his or her words of advice. But at this time, you need to act on what you perceive to be your own sense of self-interest. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You need to let your warm Leonine heart fire up that new relationship if you hope to see it move from the just friends level to one that will be as romantic as you could hope for. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Theres still time to repair a misunderstanding with an honest explanation and a heartfelt apology. The sooner you do, the sooner you can get on with other matters. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Expect a temporary setback as you progress toward your goal. Use this time to re-examine your plans and see where you might need to make some significant changes. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Some missteps are revealed as the cause of current problems in a personal or professional partnership. Make the necessary adjustments and then move on. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Jupiters influence helps you work through a pesky problem, allowing your naturally jovial attitude to re-emerge stronger than ever. Enjoy your success. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Set aside your usual reluctance to change, and consider reassessing your financial situation so that you can build on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Some recently acquired information helps open up a dark part of the past. Resolve to put what youve learned to good use. Travel plans continue to be favored. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Act on your own keen instincts. Your strong Piscean backbone will support you as someone attempts to pressure you into a decision youre not ready to make. BORN THIS WEEK: You embody a love for traditional values combined with an appreciation of whats new and challenging. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure F orgive me if I have said this before, but, Happy New Year. It may be the epitome of redundancy but I have given this greeting for 60 years and I mean it as sincerely this year as I have all the years preceding. The first few years of my life, I had no teeth and so all I could say was Googoo, daa-daa. It meant the same thing. This year I have all of my teeth but I am not certain how many more years. The way we start life is the way we usually end life, with no teeth and drooling all the time with a silly grin on our face. Why is it so cute to have a toothless drool at three months but rather disgusting when you are 93 years old? We all start life wearing diapers and if we live long enough we will end our life wearing the same apparatus. I guess it all depends upon what we do between the two events. I suppose I could be guilty of not learning as much as I could at my age, but one thing I have learned and that is the good things in life are always repeated. Sure, there are some things that we do once in a lifetime and cherish their memories, but the good things in life are those things we continually repeat. I would wager that in this New Year there would be relatively few, if any, new things. The past year was supposed to carry with it a lot of brand-new things. Most things were those repeated ad nauseam for many years. This year is an election year. Of course, the purpose of this year is to elect a new president. Every four years we elect a new president and I have participated in many presidential elections. At least, I went to the voting booth and voted. In all those years of electing a new president it has usually worked out that the new president was remarkably quite like the old president. Some political pundits make a great deal between a Republican and a Democrat. It may be my age, but it seems to me that most Democrats are Republicans in disguise and most Republicans are Democrats in disguise. If I was backed up against a wall with a firing squad in front of me and asked to tell the difference between a Democrat and a Republican, the only thing I could come up with would be the spelling. A Republican when elected will always act like a Democrat and a Democrat when elected will usually act like a Republican. Then they wonder why the voting public is confused. As far as I am concerned, a rattlesnake wearing a rabbit outfit does not change its nature. It still has poisonous fangs looking for some human flesh. What has not changed is the fact that a politician running for office will say anything to get elected and then once elected will develop an acute sense of amnesia, which is not that cute. Whenever I hear politicians say that when they are elected they are going to change things I know I am either listening to a fool or someone who is trying to fool me. Hundreds of politicians have run on the platform of changing Washington, D.C. Well, how has that been working? The coming presidential election will be the same as every other one in the history of the United States. In spite of that, there are a few things I am glad will not change. The things that are really important in life are those things that do not change. For instance, I am glad the sun comes up every morning. Even though every day is a new day, the same sun starts the day with its rising. The beautiful thing about this is that we can only live one day at a time. I cannot remember how much time I have spent worrying about something in the future and when that day came, I worried in vain. I am so glad that the rising of the sun is not in the hands of some political committee somewhere. Wherever two or three politicians are gathered together, there is gridlock. If a political committee were responsible for the rising of the sun, it would never rise. The only thing a political committee can do when it comes to the phenomenon of rising is in the area of taxes and their salaries. As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow so will our taxes and so will the salaries of the politicians. Would be great the politicians salary was tied to the economy? If the economy was up, the politicians would get a raise. If the economy went down, the politicians would take a cut in salary. I am not sure how to do that, but if it ever became law in our country, the economy of our country would be on the rise for generations to come. Another redundancy that I am delighted to participate in and that is the mercies of God. It is of the LORDS mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness (Lamentations 3: 22-23 KJV). Although repeated daily, Gods mercies are never redundant. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com Here we go again: the art of redundancy James Snyder Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc. has planned a For The Love of Animals Gala Its a fundraising event featuring The Johnny Mello Show and Adult Magic Demonstrations by Magic Mark, Beasley, a high-energy interactive magician. The show will be held Saturday night, Feb. 11, from 7 to 10 p. m. in the Silver Springs Shores Community Center, located at 590 Silver Road, Silver Springs Shores. The Gala will begin with 20 minutes of Adult Magic Demonstrations and continue with Doo Wop, Rock-nRoll and Country Music selections from the best of bygone eras. Its a fast paced round robin sing off of six local singers who will perform 1950s and 1960s style music. Featured performers include: Johnny Mello, Sultry Lady, Doo Wop Momma, David Max Baldwin, Jimbo Killingsworth, Dennis Trimmer and Magic Mark There will be a 50/50 Cash Drawing, Multi Prize Raffles and over 30 instant Door Prize winners. Food will be available but is extra. This is also a BYOB event. The Gala will benefit Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc., the Silver Springs Shores Community Center, Feisty Acres Cat Rescue and Zen Doggie Rescue. Advance tickets can be obtained from Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc. ($10 each or two tickets for $15). Ticket holders are asked to bring a bag of dry dog or cat food as a donation for local rescue groups. For further information, advanced tickets or directions, call John Marinelli at 352-687-1776 or visit www.haveaheart.us. Animals gala fundraiser scheduled for Feb. 11 CERT training set A new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Feb.16, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training which is available either as an afternoon, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. class or as an evening, 6:30 to 9 p.m. class. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-812-0853.

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Wednesday, Jan. 11 Public bingo at the Moose Each Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m., bingo is played with opportunities to win big! Try your luck while supporting the Lodge and its charity endeavors. Everyone is welcome, with a variety of lunch selections. Located at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200.Thursday, Jan. 12 Lunch kicks off NARFE meeting The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch. Friday, Jan. 13 Day of Caring deadline extended The deadline to sign up for United Way of Marion Countys 19th annual Day of Caring has been extended to Friday, Jan. 13. Day of Caring, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community non-profit organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. Deadline for volunteer teams and agency project applications must be returned to the United Way by Friday, Jan. 13. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-7329696 or tbanner@uwmc.org. Life Line Screening Christ's Church of Marion County presents Life Line Screening, trusted by hospitals Nationwide, on Friday, Jan. 13. "We Can Help You Avoid A Stroke". Five screenings are available Stroke/Carotid Artery, Heart Rhythm, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Arterial Disease and Osteoporosis Risk Assessment. All five screenings are only $149. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Please call: 1-800-324-1851. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. off State Road 200, Ocala, phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Saturday, Jan. 14 Bubblettes perform at Friends annual meetingThe annual meeting of the Friends of Freedom Public Library is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the meeting room on Saturday, Jan. 14. The membership will vote on a new slate of officers and revisions to the By-Laws. Following the meeting, the Friends present a variety show by The Bubblettes. This group performs regularly for several clubs at On Top of the World and elsewhere in Ocala. Some of the singers have performed in European churches, cruise ships and other places. Youre certain to enjoy this talented group. Show starts about 1:30 in the meeting room. Methodist men to serve breakfastTo all the Tired Reindeers out there, the Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-youeat breakfast on Saturday Jan. 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The event is at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala look for the signs. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Monday, Jan. 16 Legion post to meet The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. Thursday, Jan. 19 Air Force group to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Airport Administration Building 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala FL 34474. Joe Lacey will present his power point on Lockheed L-1011. Everyone is welcome. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, January 11, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. 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Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000A1LU is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000A9GC K ELLEAN K AI T RUESDELL J D ., LL M LL.M. ~ Masters Degree in Estate Planning / University of Miami School of Law (352) 873-4141 Wills, Pour-Over Wills, Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts, Health & Financial Powers of Attorney, The Truesdell Living Will, Pre-Need Guardian Affidavits, DNRs, Trust Funding & Administration, Probate, Guardianship, Asset Protection, Medicaid Qualification for Health Care, Recent Law Changes, and more. 000A9FJ F LORIDA E STATE P LANNING D OCUMENTS A SSET P ROTECTION AND M ANAGEMENT B REAKFAST W ORKSHOP W EDNESDAY F EBRUARY 8, 2012 10:00 AM R ESERVATIONS R EQUIRED N O C OST N O O BLIGATION Kellean Kai Trusdell, J.D., LL.M Attorney & Counselor at Law KELLEANTRUESDELL.COM The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, FL 34482 0009P1H park & ride from the mall F L O R I D A Admission $3 Children under 12 FREE Happenings Read the classifieds Quail Meadow P otluck dinner on Monday, Jan. 16. If you have never attended one of our potluck dinners, you dont know what you have missed. We have excellent chefs here in our neighborhood. Come join us on Monday at 6 p.m.; bring a covered dish to share, and your place settings. The New Years Eve party was great! A group of 50 of our residents and friends gathered at the Clubhouse to celebrate the beginning of 2012. As in the past years, John Stone was the DJ for the evening. He provided an assortment of music which caused some to line dance and others to just do ballroom style dancing. The food was fabulous: wings and pizza from The Big Apple Eatery, chips and dips, and an assortment of cookies and other desserts. All leftover pizzas and wings were taken to Brothers Keeper. How about the Meadowettes? Most of us didnt know we had such talent living among us. Maryann McGill, Lil Carie, Marion Gartman, and Theresa Yoders made their musical debut as the Meadowettes. Their colorful hair was a big hit. Maybe Quail Meadow had good crowd to celebrate New Years Eve Carolyn Slocumb Paul Haupt, Tony Barberis, Elaine Barberis and Bettie Haupt celebrate New Years Eve. More photos on Page 10. they will entertain us again at another clubhouse gathering. Along with all the eating, visiting, and dancing, there were several winners of door prizes as well as the 50/50 drawing; Jeannie Kane was the big winner. It was great to have several of our new residents join us for the evening. It was a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with our new neighbors. I dont think you could have gone anywhere for such a great evening for only one dollar. If you missed the party, plan now to be at the next gathering. The second Wednesday of each month the Bunco players meet at the clubhouse at 6 p.m. For those of us who do not know about this game, let me give you a little history: Bunco was originally -Dice cloth according to the World Bunco Association, a dice game in 18th-century England. It was imported to San Francisco as a gambling activity in 1855, where it gave its name to gambling parlors, or Bunco parlors. After the Civil War the game became a popular parlor game. During the 1920s and Prohibition, Bunco became popular as a gambling game, often associated with a speakeasy. Law-enforcement groups that raided these parlors came to be known as Bunco squads. Bunco as a family game saw a rebirth in popularity in the 1980s. As it is played today, Bunco is a social dice game involving 100 percent luck and no skill. The object of the game is to accumulate points and to roll certain combinations. For more information, come to the Clubhouse on Wednesday, the 11th. Final reminder to all ladies of QM: today is the last day to make reservations for the January ladies luncheon which is Friday at the Braised Onion. Part of the crowd at the New Years Eve celebration. Marlene Cigrand meeting the Scott Family, new residents from Indiana. More Happenings on Page 10

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B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 000A2LM VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 000A1AH AAA launched a national campaign to pass laws that ban text messaging while driving in all 50 states. There are now 35 states with laws that prohibit drivers of all ages from texting while driving. Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice) and Rep. Ray Pilon (RSarasota) have filed legislation to ban texting while driving in Florida. The Senate bill (SB416) has passed the Transportation committee and will be up in the Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities committee next week. The House bill (HB 299) has not been heard in a committee. Protect the State Transportation Trust Fund: AAA opposes any use of dollars in the State Transportation Trust Fund (STTF) for purposes other than transportation. The STTF is funded primarily from state fuel taxes and is designed to pay for safety improvements to current roads and bridges; build additional roads, bridges and highways in order to relieve congestion; and to improve ports, airports and other transportation infrastructure to improve travel safety and help Florida grow and prosper. Floridians looking for an easy way to identify and communicate with their legislators can visit www.AAA.com/GetInvolved. AAA continued from Page 1 More from Quail Meadows party A performance by line dancers. The Meadowettes (another photo can be seen on Page 1). Fairfield Village Celebrating New Years Eve at Fairfield Village Shelia Cohen and her daughter Debbie Dulong who came in from South Florida to visit are thrilled to be celebrating New Years Eve together. Debbie fought a major battle with cancer this year and won the battle with her mom by her side all the way. Phil Geissal (who had major health issues that he overcame in 2011) is wished a very Happy New Year by friends, (L) Shelia Cohen and (R) Loretta Zang. All three are looking forward to a great 2012. MC for the evening at the Fairfield New Years celebration, Bart Rich is given a loving hug by wife Judy. Linda Ford readies the basket for the drawing of the nights door prize. Good friends, from the left, Ray Sluss, Chuck Belcher, Dan Ford, and Ed Kulesa acquiesced to their wives and wore their TUX TEES for the nights partying at Fairfield Village. New neighbor (only 3 weeks) Kathi Waldman, shows the lovely gift basket that she and her husband, Mike, won at the Fairfield Village New Years Eve Party. Saturday, Jan. 21 C irc l e S q uare H ea l th W e ll ness Ex po The 10th annual Health & Wellness Expo will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Circle Square Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see what Ocala has to offer in the field of health care and learn the latest in medical advances. This is a free event. This years Expo is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and will feature various services offered by the hospital, including information on heart health, diabetes, stroke, nutrition and more. Representatives from area healthcare related agencies will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions regarding your health. Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations throughout the day. Participate in the ZUMBA Fitness Jam on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; a donation of $5 per person will go towards the March of Dimes. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Scandina v ian Cl u b o f M arion C ount y The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the ballroom at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave., in Ocala. The menu will be apple stuffed pork loin with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad and desert. The entertainment by Honeys School of Dance. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 17. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Saturday, Jan. 28 M oose G o lf Tourna m ent Teams are being organized for a golf tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28, to raise money for the Moose Lodge and its charitable endeavors. A shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Prizes and awards for all participants followed by a chicken feast. This event is for members, friends and qualified signed up guests. For pricing and more information call Joe Edel at 352-237-1485. Happenings More Happenings on Page 11

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 11, 2012 11 2 Wednesday, January 11, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 0 0 0 A 7 N 7 Be at least 18 years of age. Possess a valid drivers license. Possess proof of liability insurance. Routes are 7 days a week, early morning hours. OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS Email: mgaouette@chronicleonline.com or bring resume to: 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River There are immediate opportunities for independent contractors to manage and grow single copy newspaper routes in Citrus and Marion Counties Medical ICCD CoordinatorThe Centers is seeking a Coordinator for the Lighthouse in Inverness. The ICCD program is based on the clubhouse model of psychosocial rehabilitation that serves adults in our community who have mental illness. More details at www.iccd.or g Duties include program management, network with public agencies & community groups, capacity to work in a setting that insists upon the inclusion of members & staff in program development & implementation. Masters degree in Human Services or related field, and exp with the mentally ill adult population reqd, Co paid Training at ICCD sponsored base reqd. Submit Salary Req. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Therapist The Centers is seeking Licensed or Masters Level Therapist for positions in Citrus County. Must have a min 1 yr exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy in outpatient setting. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc. (352)291-5580 jobs@the centers.us For more informationvisit www.thecenters .us Medical Residential SA Educator The Centers is seeking an Educator to provide educational services to adolescents in our 24/7 residential substance abuse treatment facility in Lecanto. Teach lesson plans according to each countys requirements, i.e., math, social studies, science, English, etc. Assist individuals with special and specific needs, interactions and goals. MA or BA Degree in field of Edu or Human Services, with a Middle School or High School level State of FL teaching certification reqd (two or more certs desired). Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580 jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Medical Residential SA T ech Pool The Centersis seeking Residential Substance Abuse Techs -Pool (as needed) for our Citrus County Adolescent Residential program in Lecanto, FL. Duties focus on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse, a 12-Step recovery process, assisting the professional staff in the assurance of quality client care & transporting clients. Exp with troubled adolescents reqd. Must be available for shift work & weekends. Background screenings reqd. Pool is $9.25 -$9.75 hr plus 10% shift diff for 2nd/3rd shifts. DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Somebody else wants it! Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403Got something special you no longer use? Professional Youth Care WorkerCypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center a residential program for maximum risk males committed to the Dept. of Juvenile Justice is recruiting for Youth Care Workers Must be over 21 years of age, have High School Diploma and be able to pass a Level 2 back ground screening Must be able to com plete self-defense and physical intervention training. Ability to tolerate verbal and mental abuse while maintaining a professional demeanor. Ability to perform appropriate crisis intervention, including physically breaking up fights. Pick up an application at 2855 W Woodland Ridge Dr. Lecanto, Florida, 34461 Drug Free Workplace / EEO Financial MORTGAGE ELIMINATIONNo up front Fees Completed in 4 wks bdebtfr eenow.com 352-422-7887 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Wanted to Buy GUNS WANTEDCollector will Pay fair prices for your Unwanted Fire Arms(352) 873-7587 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Inverness Homes FOR SALE OR LEASE 2/2/1 enclosed porch, Central Heat and Air All Kitchen Appliances $95.K (352) 742-2770 Inverness Homes Have it all! Inverness Highlands, S.Carol Terrace. Huge 1 Family. Major updates youll enjoy only in a new home. Owner down sized, will negotiate. In natures paradise this 4 bedroom 3 bath on 2.8 acres fits a family with children who love to play explorer. Own deep well (no water bills!), plus new whole-house water treatment system, 16x34 in-ground screened pool with fountain and lights. New 2-zone energy efficient heat/cool; new full attic R-30 insulation; new attic solar fan; new ducts/vents; updated bathrooms, 2 new AirMaster air cleaning units to remove dust, pollen, mold spores. Majestic trees. Extra long concrete driveway. Watch the deer play from the lanai or living room window. Newer (2002) Timberline roof, ridge vents, 7 solar tubs thru out the house. Two hot water heaters. Wired for generator. Completely chain link fenced. Corral your horses, park your boat or RV. ON property 7 palm trees value $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $209,900. (Price below Estimate Zillow.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Homosassa Homes Riverhaven Village, Homosassa, FL GREAT LOCATION, GREAT HOUSE, GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD! 2147 sf, 3/2 + lr/dr comb, den, sunroom, inside laundry, all appliances. blt. by Rusaw in 1989, well maintained, upgrades, move in ready. Asking $160,000 all offers considered. Realtors 3% See visual tour: www.visualtour.com/sho w.asp?t=2656780&prt=10 003&sk=13 Frank or Helen Harris, 352-628-1434 email: hharris3 @tampabay.rr.com Sumter County Land 10 ACRES FOR SALE -SANTERRA RANCHES -SUMTER COUNTY Beautiful 10 acre vacant property in deed restricted neighborhood of Santerra Ranches in Sumterville, Sumter County for Sale -Mature Oak trees and open pasture make a perfect atmosphere for your future home and barn..start living the Florida country lifestyle asking $110,000 Call George (954) 383-7109 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. 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The Reunion Center was transformed into Hollywood! This mass undertaking started back in the summer when the Social Committee decided on the Hollywood theme for the party. They wanted it to be their premier event and I can attest that it was. The Social Committee has been busy planning events for the residents without a Lifestyle Director and this core group of residents has done a remarkable job making sure that there have been events for the residents. According to Debbie Beitel, Most of our members were involved in planning, decorating and implementing Hooray for Hollywood. It was a team effort. A team effort it was indeed with Debbie Gray who researched list of top movies; created flyers and tickets and each of the 21 tables had a different movie theme with the history of that movie. She also printed Trivia sheets Do you know who said, The stuff that dreams are made of? For the movie the Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was paid $25 a week while Tot received $125 a week. That was one of the interesting facts Debbie researched. Karen Snelson and Anne Wilton did most of the research and shopping online and in stores for decorations, balloons, posters, etc. The ballroom had the most amazing balloons of champagne bottles and other balloons. Karen Stein and Ray Matko obtained posters from local theaters. The room was filled with new and old posters of movies. It was a walk down memory lane of movies. Marge and Rick Casey shopped. They picked up rental equipment the red carpet, strobe lights, and more posters. While Debbie Beitel, Donna Jones, Jan Whalen and Lenora Staub were there to help. Debbie wants to thank the many spouses Jim Stein, Logan Gray, Eddie Snelson, Larry Beitel, Dennis Staub who made the evening a success. They booked the band One Flite Up after using them for our Cooks for the Cure event in July. Mojo Grill did a great job catering last New Years Eve, so we decided to use them again. The menu included meatballs, spinach dip, bruschetta, crab au gratin crustini, drummettes, desserts, coffee and water. Right before midnight, committee members delivered a large bottle of champagne to each table to usher in the New Year. Our Community DirecHooray for Hollywood! tor, Chris Johnson, was the emcee for the night. An event like this does not just happen. According to Debbie each member put in over five hours a week for the event. This does not include all the other time that was spent planning, shopping and making phone calls to line up the band and caterer. The Social Committee does an outstanding job and they are always looking for others to help out. As the saying goes, Many hands make light work. Social Committee, thank you for all your hard work! Patricia Gizzi Social Committee members, Karen Snelson, Debbie Beitel, Deb Gray and Marge Casey on the Red Carpet. Saturday, Jan. 28 Camellia show scheduled The Ocala Camellia Society will present its annual camellia show on Saturday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Ocala. Admission to the camellia show is free, and there is plenty of free parking. The Annual Ocala Camellia Society Camellia Show features award-winning blooms from across the southeastern United States. On Jan. 28, you are invited to enter blooms from 7 to 10 a.m. Judging will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 or 1 p.m. The public is invited to view the show from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Camellia plants will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, or until supply runs out. For more information, please call 352-595-3365 or visit www.americancamellias.org and look for the Ocala Camellia Society web page. Rally for Life scheduled Rally for Life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 2 p.m. in front of Ocala City Hall, 151 S.E. Osceola Ave. Parking is available all around the building and in government parking lots. In the past this rally was held on the Square, but this year has been moved to City Hall. Keynote Speakers will be Sisters of Life from New York, on the "The Dignity of the Human Person" and "Building a Culture of Life."

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INDEX Stone Creek........2 Fairfield Village..3 Ocala Palms........7 Quail Meadow......9 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 42 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY11, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Rev. SnyderPage 5 12 Wednesday, January 11, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Coupons good at all Ocala locations. $ 4 49 000A6YQ Limit 2 Exp. 1/20/12 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING 1 SIDE 3-Piece WING SNACK WITH BISCUIT $ 3 49 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 1/20/12 $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp. 1/20/12 Limit 2 Exp. 1/20/12 $ 4 49 New 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun. 12-8 000A94J Monday Pizza Special 18 Cheese $7.95 Daily Specials 11am-3pm Sr. Specials 3-5pm ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT Prime Rib & 2 Sides $ 14 00 SATURDAY 2 FOR $22.00 Lobster & 2 Sides FRIDAY $ 11 95 1 LB. $ 16 95 1 1 2 LB. Pizza Pasta Steak Subs Salads Wings All-Day Weekend Features F r i d a y F i s h F r y 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Friday Fish Fry 11 am to Close Choose from our farm raised catfish, cut thin and tossed in a blend of cornmeal and seasonings. Or try our traditional Cod Fillets, hand dipped in our own special batter and fried to a golden brown. Served with Steak Fries and Cole Slaw. S a t u r d a y C h i c k e n n R i c e 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Saturday Chicken n Rice 11 am to Close Made from scratch. Our chicken tenderloin simmered in a hearty chicken gravy and served atop a bed of seasoned rice along with two vegetables. S u n d a y H o m e s t y l e C h i c k e n 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Sunday Homestyle Chicken 11 am to Close Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables. 000A8IN D a i l y D i n n e r F e a t u r e s Daily Dinner Features Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetables Tuesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetables Wednesday Broccoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetables Thursday Turkey n Dressing with choice of two additional vegetables E v e r y D a y Every Day T h e r e s S o m e t h i n g D i f f e r e n t Theres Something Different T o L o o k F o r w a r d T o To Look Forward To. 711186WEST MARIONMESSENGER 000A68I Fairfield Village residents rocked to the song Celebration. More photos, Page 3. Welcoming in the new year The Meadowettes of Quail Meadow: from the left, Maryann McGill, Lil Carie, Marion Gartman, Theresa Yoders. More photos on Page 9. Marilyn Monroe paid a visit to Stone Creeks event. Additional photo on Page 2. Laws that ban texting while driving and improve traffic safety for children top AAAs legislative agenda in Florida for 2012. As the state legislature deals with another year of severe budget challenges, safety improvements are a low or no cost way legislators can make the Sunshine State a better place to live, work and play. Laws that reduce crashes, injuries and deaths can help reduce governments medical and emergency response costs which translate to taxpayer savings. AAA urges Floridians to get involved by contacting their state legislators and asking them to take action on these issues during the 2012 legislative session, said Kevin Bakewell, AAA chief public affairs officer, The Auto Club Group. AAA continues to work with legislators and other safety advocates to draft and pass legislation in 2012 that will make our roads safer. AAAs legislative priorities in Florida include: Booster seat laws: Florida is one of only three states that lack a booster seat requirement for children. Booster seats are proven to improve safety for young passengers. Current Florida law requires child restraint devices for children through the age of five, but for ages four through five, a safety belt may be used in lieu of a booster seat. The booster seat bill is sponsored by Sen. Thad Altman (R-Melbourne) and Reps. Steinberg (D-Miami Beach) and Frishe (R-Belleair Bluffs). The Senate bill (SB196) has already passed two of its three committees. The House bill (HB 151) has more than 50 cosponsors to date, but has yet to be heard in a committee. Texting while driving bans: In 2009, AAA seeks new laws for safety PHOTO BY JIM CLARKHonoring vets Dave Bice poses before the ceremony last Saturday in which the names of all veterans who died in the last quarter of 2011 were read. Bice rang the memorial bell after each name. More photos, Page 12 Please see AAA Page 3 Read the classifieds Honoring Marion Countys deceased veterans On the first Saturday of each quarter, in what has been called the longest continuous event remembering veterans, the names of all Marion County veterans who died in the previous three months is read at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocala. The solemn reading took place last weekend. It features the reading of the names, the ringing of a bell after each name, and a 21-gun salute at the conclusion. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKSubmarine veterans salute as the ceremony begins. At left, the Civil Air Patrol presented the colors. At the right, Andre Adams gave a continuous drum roll during the reading of the names. Memorial symbols on the grass at Veterans Park. Bob Romiti played Assembly and Taps.